Golf: Brookings @ Yankton Invitational, 2:00pm
SDSU GOLF…The Jackrabbit men’s golf team captured the program’s first tournament victory in nearly four years with a first place finish at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational. The last tourney win for the SDSU men’s golf team came at the same event, hosted by Western Illinois, back on April 20-21, 2009.
The Jacks posted rounds of 300, 285 and 304 for a two day total of 889. SDSU beat fellow Summit League member IUPUI by two strokes to win the tourney, which featured a 15-team field.
Hudson Carpenter placed second, tying a career-best. The junior was two-over for the tournament and carded rounds of 74, 70 and 74 (218) to lead the Jacks.
Miles Knudson tied for eighth at 220, Lukas Davison tied for eleventh at 222, Greg Fehrman and Dillon Schultz tied for 43rd at 232, and playing unattached, A-C Sitter had a 229, Bryan Wynia 235 and David Smith 244.
IUPUI’s Santiango Ruiz was tournament champion, edging Carpenter by one stroke.
SDSU BASEBALL…Bryan Tibbitts’ pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning plated the winning run, giving Northern Colorado a 13-12 victory over South Dakota State in the finale of a three-game non-conference baseball series Sunday afternoon at Jackson Field.
South Dakota State, which won the first two games of the series, dropped to 12-9 on the season.
Each team finished the afternoon with 17 hits. Al Robbins and Daniel Marra each tallied three hits for SDSU, while Ryan Yamane and Dylan Banach recorded three hits apiece for UNC.
South Dakota State rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Northern Colorado11-8 Saturday. Andrew Melton was 3-for-4 and scored four times, while Zach Coppola added a pair of hits for the Jackrabbits.
Layne Somsen struck out eight batters over six innings and Daniel Marra and Zach Coppola each tallied three hits to lead South Dakota State to a 5-1 victory Friday.
SDSU SOFTBALL…South Dakota State starting pitcher Kori Seidlitz tossed a career-high nine innings without giving up a run in the series finale at Omaha on Saturday, but the Mavericks finally pushed a run across in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk off with a 1-0 win.
Seidlitz, scattered four hits with seven strikeouts and four walks in the loss, which drops her to 5-12 on the season. Omaha starter Dana Elsasser pitched all 10 innings for the Mavs, giving up just two hits, with 11 strikeouts and no walks in the win.
The Jackrabbits mounted their biggest threat in the top of the 10th inning, when Elyse Eitel reached on an error to open the frame, and then advance to second in the next at back on a Sammy Bingham sacrifice. Allison Huffman came up next and singled to left, advancing Eitel to third, but got thrown out at second for the second out of the inning.
The South Dakota State softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader on Friday in the Jackrabbits first-ever Summit League series with Omaha, falling 4-1 in the opener and 3-0 in the night cap.
Kelly Kleppin recorded two of the Jackrabbits four hits in the day, including the lone SDSU hit in Game 2. Marlee Petersen knocked in the Jackrabbit run in the opener, an RBI single up the middle that scored Jessica Markanich and tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning.
SDSU TRACK…South Dakota State women's track and field team saw great performances during the Razorback Invitational.
Brooke Garner won the hammer throw Friday at 192-9, and placed fifth in the discus with a mark of 161 feet.
After winning the hammer throw yesterday, Garner finished fifth in the discus with her mark of 161’ 00.00”.
Megan Bren clocked in at 12.25 during the 100-meter dash.
Brooke Peterson finished the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:47.75. She won her section and finished fourth overall.
Michael Krsnak broke the school record in the 3000-meter run with his time of 8:23.17 at the Razorback Invitational. The previous time (8:26) was set by Chris Gruenhagen back in 2007. Philip LaVallee finished in the top-ten in the 1500-meter run and the 800-meter run. Jeremiah Ary was top ten in the triple, and long, jumps.
Conner Berg set a personal best in the high jump at 6-5.
Cory Greenway ran :11.46 to win the 100 meters as part of the decathlon at the Wayne State Invitational. Also at Wayne, Nate Schaefer was third in the pole vault at 14-3.25 while Ryan Schaefer was fifth at 13-7.25.
Tera Potts and Trent Lusignan set personal bests in California. Potts ran 10:47.93 in the Stanford Invitational steeplechase, and Lusignan ran 14:13.11 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.
SDSU TENNIS…The South Dakota State men's tennis team played Valparaiso tough, but the Crusaders edged the Jacks 4-3.
Valpo won the the always-important doubles point, which proved to be decisive in the end.
SDSU won at the top spot, as Parker Lawley and Andrea Boglić bested Eric Honert and Lucas Waak in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (8-6).
Boglić, Mateus Moreira and Lawley were all third-set winners at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. Valparaiso won the remaining matches in straight sets.
The SDSU women defeated Bradley 5-2. The results:
1. Jenny Blackburne/Florencia Magni (SDSU) def. Adele Henke/Sarah Rodefeld (BU) 7-6 (2)
2. Brooke Henry/Beatriz Souza (SDSU) def. Carly Miles/Kennedy Scott (BU) 8-4
3. Tiffany Filipovich/Tacy Haws-Lay (SDSU) def. Elizabeth Przystawski/Cassia Wojtalik (BU) 8-3
1. Florencia Magni (SDSU) def. Adele Henke (BU) 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
2. Sarah Rodefeld (BU) def. Jenny Blackburne (SDSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Beatriz Souza (SDSU) def. Cassia Wojtalik (BU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Carly Miles (BU) def. Tacy Haws-Lay (SDSU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
5. Tiffany Filipovich (SDSU) def. Kennedy Scott (BU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Brooke Henry (SDSU) def. Jessie Bertino (BU) 6-1, 6-1
BLIZZARD…Aberdeen ended its season on a high note with a 5-1 win over the playoff-bound Brookings Blizzard in front of over 1,600 fans in Aberdeen. The Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals in the first period from Erik Baskin and Zach Doerring and a goal in the second from Steven Johnson. Brookings cut the lead to 3-1 on a goal from Thomas Williams, but two third period power play goals from Kyle Haak and Jordan Heller secured the win for the Wings, who won 9 of their final 10 games.
The Blizzard scored twice in the second period and again in the third to erase an early Wings lead on their way to a 3-1 Friday. The Wings took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Heller. The Blizzard took the lead for good in the second with goals from Evan Hesse and Craig Lindegard. Justin Moody scored an empty-netter in the third to secure the win. Blizzard goalie Drew Weigman was solid in the win, making 34 saves.
3-CLASS SHOOTOUT…Sioux Falls Washington’s Denae Veldkamp had 10 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead Class AA to a 108-85 victory over Class B in the girls’ final at the 3-Class Shootout in Salem. Centerville grad Kieran O’Malley was the Class B MVP, finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds, while future teammate Kellie Winckler (Andes Central) had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Washington teammate Emma Hanson earned MVP honors with 21 points, four rebounds and three assists. Roosevelt’s Lauren Kunz posted 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Brandon Valley’s Allie Koehn also had 16 points in the win.
BreeAna Olson (Oldham-Ramona-Rutland) scored a team-high 15 points to lead Class B. Logan O’Farrell (Summit) had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Earlier in the day, Class AA beat Class B 72-63 behind 15 points from Cera Ledbetter (Lincoln). Koehn scored 11 points and Brynn Flakus (Aberdeen Central) had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the win.
South Dakota State recruit Chynna Stevens (Clark-Willow Lake) was the Class A MVP, recording 21 points and eight rebounds. Beresford native Alyson Johnsen had 15 points. Hayley McCarron (Sioux Falls Christian) added nine points and 14 rebounds.
Pierre’s Lane Severyn earned Class AA MVP honors Class AA beat Class A 119-116 in the boys’ 3-Class Shootout on Saturday. Severyn finished the game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Seth Cavanaugh (Mitchell) had 17 points, while Kyle Scholten (O’Gorman) had 15 points.
Milbank’s Isaac Lindquist posted 19 points and 14 rebounds to earn Class A MVP honors. Skylar Flatten (Clark-Willow Lake) had a game-high 25 points, as well as six rebounds. Jordan Baker (Sioux Falls Christian) added 21 points and seven rebounds.
Earlier in the day, Class A needed overtime to beat Class B 121-106. Lindquist had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Flatten had 18 points and six rebounds to lead Class A. Brandon Reif (McCook Central-Montrose) had 18 points and seven erbounds. Baker added 16 points and 15 rebounds in the win.
Viborg-Hurley’s Andrew Hora earned Class B MVP honors, posting 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Wyatt Krogman (White River) had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. Adam Hofer (James Valley Christian) posted 16 points and four assists. Jesse Taylor (Kimball-White Lake) added 15 points.
SPEARFISH FB COACH…The Spearfish Spartans are looking for a new football coach after Bruce Bresee submitted his resignation to the school board after leading the Spartans to two straight trips to the Class 11A semifinals. He will remain at the school as a physical education and alternative classroom teacher and track and field assistant coach.
Bresee suffered a health scare during a game with Huron last season and was taken to the hospital where it was discovered he suffered from an irregular heartbeat. He was able to return to the sideline the next week but he said the concern the event caused for his family and the entire Spartan program was something he didn’t want to have happen again.
Bresee was an assistant coach for the Spartans for 10 years before taking over prior to the 2011 campaign. He led Spearfish to a 15-9 overall record in his two seasons as the head coach and was named the South Dakota Football Coaches Association Region 4 Coach of the Year in 2011.
Bresee did not rule out a return to the sideline if his condition improves.
TWINS OPENER…The Detroit Tigers open the season Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be around 20 degrees.
If the forecast holds true, it has the potential to be the coldest opening day on record in Minnesota, dating to 1961. The coldest was 33 degrees in 1963. The first three seasons in Target Field have been mostly beautiful, with few rainouts and generally warm weather once the season began.
Major League Baseball put the Twins on the road to start each of the first three seasons at Target Field, a seven-game trip in 2010, a six-game trip in 2011 and a three-gamer last year. MLB's schedule makers decide to tempt fate because this is the first time the Twins will open the season at home.
COACH BRAWL…Two Nevada youth football coaches are facing criminal charges in connection with a bloody fist fight in front of dozens of players and parents after a game in northeastern Nevada.
The coaches are accused of "chest-bumping," punching and yelling obscenities at each other during the Oct. 16 midfield fight.
Prosecutors filed misdemeanor battery and disturbing the peace charges.
The fight stemmed from the final play of a game that involved 10- to 13-year-old boys. A coach told investigators he asked his quarterback to kneel down with the ball to end the game, but said the other coach tried to get his bigger players to hurt the quarterback. That coach denied the allegation and maintained he acted in self-defense during the fight.